NJ Assembly Advances Drone Restrictions

Law360, New York (January 6, 2014, 6:50 PM EST) -- The New Jersey Assembly on Monday approved new requirements governing how law enforcement agencies and fire departments can use aerial drones, which sponsors say would help protect personal privacy as that technology becomes more common.

Cleared by the Assembly in a 74-1 vote with three abstentions, the measure would bar law enforcement agencies from using a drone without a warrant unless there are special circumstances or the agency obtains written consent from the person or property owner that it wants to gather information about.

The bill,...
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